Archive: International

A Harpoon missile is launched from the USS Shiloh in 2014 during a live-fire exercise. Photo: U.S. Navy.

State Department Approves Harpoon Missile Sale To Thailand

The Pentagon on Thursday said the State Department has okayed a potential $24.9 million foreign military sale of Boeing [BA]-built RGM-84L Harpoon Block II ship-launched missiles to Thailand. The pending sales includes six missiles, including one exercise missile, as well as related containers, spares, support and test equipment. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) […]

WGS Block 2 spacecraft integration. Photo: Boeing.

Australia Looks To Boost Role In Space

The Australian government has tapped a group of experts to study how the nation’s space industry could grab a greater share of the global market. The nine-person group, led by Megan Clark, former chief executive of an Australian scientific research agency, began its review in July and is scheduled to finish it in March. “The […]

Aish Technologies low signature impressed current cathodic protection technology is installed on the Royal Navy's Astute-class nuclear attack submarines. Photo: Aish

J.F. Lehman Acquires Rugged Electronic Systems Supplier Aish Technologies

The private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company last Thursday said its portfolio company AGI Holdings has acquired United Kingdom-based Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of electronic equipment used in harsh environments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aish makes ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems, and other subsystems for the U.K. and U.S. […]

State Dept. OK’s Sale of A-29 Aircraft To Nigeria

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of 12 Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft to Nigeria to counter terrorist groups and drug traffickers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Aug. 3. The deal, including weapons, training, spare parts and support equipment, would have a total value of $593 […]

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and more cut the ribbon at the opening of the Baltimore Cyber Range. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

First U.S. Public Cyber Security Training Facility Opens In Baltimore

BALTIMORE — A first-of-its-kind public cyber security training facility, the Baltimore Cyber Range, operated by security firm Cyberbit and designed to simulate large-scale virtual networks and replicate attacks opened Thursday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, and representatives from a consortium consisting of Cyberbit and its Israeli-based parent company Elbit Systems [ESLT] ,and […]

Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah, and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England, fly in formation during a training sortie over the United Kingdom, April 27, 2017. The F-35As first arrived at RAF Lakenheath on April 15, 2017, which marked it's first flying training deployment to Europe. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Hundreds Of Millions of Dollars In F-35 Support Equipment And Services

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $211 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of production non-recurring special tooling and special test equipment for F-35 aircraft, the Department of Defense said on Monday. This comes after the Navy awarded the company a $3.7 billion modification to the […]

The Italian and Qatari Foreign Ministers during a joint press conference in Doha, Qatar on Aug. 2, 2017. Photo: Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Qatar Closes $6 Billion Seven Ship Deal With Italy

Qatar announced the conclusion of a nearly $6 billion deal with Italy to buy seven naval vessels during a visit by the Italian foreign minister in Doha, Qatar. During a joint press conference on Wednesday between both countries’ foreign ministers, Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said this deal is within a larger […]

Enduring Freedom

Half-billion Dollars Fails To Establish Afghan Intelligence Capability

Nearly half a billion dollars was spent developing a domestic intelligence capability for Afghanistan and the government has no way to know if the investment has paid off, according to the watchdog overseeing U.S. spending to rebuild the southeast Asian nation. The Defense Department has spent $457.7 million on two programs – Legacy Afghanistan and […]

The first F-35A built in Japan was unveiled  June 5, 2017.  (Lockheed Martin photo)

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $3.7 Billion In Additional F-35 LRIP Aircraft

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $3.7 billion modification to a previously awarded Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 11 F-35 advance acquisition contract for additional aircraft, the Defense Department said Friday. This undefinitized not-to-exceed modification provides for the procurement of 50 aircraft for non-DoD participants and Foreign Military Sales […]